Nigeria takes delivery of T-72 tanks

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Jiri Kominek, Prague and Jeremy Binnie, London - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
29 January 2015


Nigeria is taking delivery of a consignment of T-72 main battle tanks and other armoured vehicles, a Czech defence official has confirmed.

The tanks are being delivered using an An-225 aircraft by the Excalibur Group, a Czech company that specialises in refurbishing military equipment. The Antonov Airlines transporter was photographed being loaded with four T-72s at the Czech Republic's Ostrava-Mosnov airport on 26 January.

"The equipment will be transported to the customer aboard the Antonov An-225 Mriya within several days," Excalibur Group spokesperson Andrej Cirtek told IHS Jane's . "The aircraft will make three trips between Ostrava-Mosnov and the end user to transport a total of 16 vehicles."

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Czech Republic's are giving arms to everyone it seems. Nigeria needs APVs in order to counter Boko Haram not Tanks. I don't know how these people think seriously.

What is the variant of the Tanks Nigeria is receiving?
 

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Well good luck to Nigera and their tanks fighting Boko haram. I don't know how effective these tanks will be fighting in hilly and bushy terrain. I think more aircrafts would be better able to target these terrorists.
 
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